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April 2018

Magnus Carlsen wins the 5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 28, 2018 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 6
2 Ding, Liren CHN 2778 5.5
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2778 5
4 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2748 4.5
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2814 4.5
6 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744 4.5
7 Giri, Anish NED 2777 4.5
8 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2704 4
9 Topalov, Veselin FID 2749 4
10 Navara, David CZE 2745 2.5

Mamedov,Rau (2704) – Mamedyarov,S (2814) [C67]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (9), 2018-04-28
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6 11. Re1 c6 12. Ne3 Bc7 13. Nf5 d5 14. Ne7+ Kh8 15. Nxc8 Rxc8 16. d3 Nf6 17. Qf3 Qd7 18. g3 Ng4 19. d4 Rce8 20. Bd2 f5 21. Rxe8 Rxe8 22. Re1 Rxe1 23. Bxe1 Qe6 24. Qe2 Qd7 25. Qf3 Qe6 26. Qe2 Qd7 27. Qf3 Qe6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Wojtaszek,R (2744) – Giri,A (2777) [E06]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (9), 2018-04-28
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Bg5 Bc6 10. Rd1 b5 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. Nc3 Qe8 13. d5 exd5 14. Nd4 Qe5 15. e4 dxe4 16. axb5 axb5 17. Nxc6 Nxc6 18. Rxa8 Rxa8 19. Qxe4 Qxe4 20. Bxe4 Ra6 21. Nxb5 Ne5 22. Nxc7 Ra2 23. Rb1 Nd7 24. Bc6 Nc5 25. Bd5 Rxb2 26. Rxb2 Bxb2 27. Bxc4 Be5 28. Na6 Nxa6 29. Bxa6 Bd6 30. Bb5 Be5 31. Ba6 Bd6 32. Bb5 Be5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen,M (2843) – Ding Liren (2778) [C48]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (9), 2018-04-28
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Nd4 5. Nxd4 exd4 6. e5 dxc3 7. exf6 Qxf6 8. Qe2+ Qe7 9. dxc3 Qxe2+ 10. Kxe2 Bc5 11. Be3 Bxe3 12. Kxe3 c6 13. Bd3 d5 14. Rae1 Ke7 15. c4 dxc4 16. Bxc4 Rd8 17. Rd1 Be6 18. Bxe6 Kxe6 19. Rhe1 Rxd1 20. Rxd1 Re8 21. f4 f5 22. Kf3 Re7 23. Re1+ Kf6 24. Rd1 Ke6 25. Re1+ Kf6 26. Rd1 Ke6 27. Re1+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2778) – Topalov,V (2749) [C50]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (9), 2018-04-28
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Na4 Bb6 7. a3 O-O 8. O-O Ne7 9. Nxb6 axb6 10. Bg5 Be6 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. Nh4 d5 13. exd5 Nxd5 14. d4 c6 15. Re1 b5 16. Bxd5 cxd5 17. Qh5 e4 18. f3 b4 19. fxe4 dxe4 20. Rxe4 Ra5 21. Qh6 Qd5 22. Rf4 bxa3 23. bxa3 Qg5 24. Qxf6 Qxf6 25. Rxf6 Rc8 26. Rf2 b5 27. Rd2 b4 28. a4 Bd7 29. Kf2 Rxa4 30. Rb1 Rc4 31. Rb2 Kf8 32. g3 Bh3 33. Nf3 f6 34. Ke3 Bg4 35. Ne1 Ke7 36. Ng2 Bh3 37. Nf4 Be6 38. d5 Bf5 39. d6+ Kd8 40. Nd5 Ra3+ 41. Kf2 Be4 42. Nb6 Rc5 43. Rxb4 Rh5 44. Ke1 Bc6 45. Re2 Ra6 46. c4 Ra1+ 47. Kd2 Rf5 48. Re7 Ra2+ 49. Kc3  1 – 0 (view game)

Navara,D (2745) – Radjabov,T (2748) [B30]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (9), 2018-04-28
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Bc4 Be7 5. d3 Nf6 6. Ng5 O-O 7. f4 exf4 8. Bxf4 d5 9. exd5 Nd4 10. Nge4 b5 11. d6 Nxe4 12. dxe7 Qxe7 13. Nxe4 bxc4 14. O-O cxd3 15. cxd3 Rd8 16. Qh5 Bf5 17. Rae1 Bg6 18. Qxc5 Qxc5 19. Nxc5 Rac8 20. Nb7 Rd7 21. Nc5 Rdd8 22. Nb7 Rd7 23. Nc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018 Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 27, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 5.5
2 Ding, Liren CHN 2778 5
3 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2748 4
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2778 4
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2814 4
6 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744 4
7 Giri, Anish NED 2777 4
8 Topalov, Veselin FID 2749 4
9 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2704 3.5
10 Navara, David CZE 2745 2

Topalov, Veselin (2749) – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2744) [C78]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (8.1), 2018-04-27
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. c3 O-O 7. d4 Ba7 8. Re1 b5 9. Bb3 d6 10. h3 Bb7 11. a4 Ne7 12. Bc2 Ng6 13. Na3 c6 14. Bd3 Re8 15. Nc2 h6 16. dxe5 dxe5 17. Be3 Bxe3 18. Nxe3 Nf4 19. Bc2 Qc7 20. Nf5 Rad8 21. Qc1 Bc8 22. Nh2 Bxf5 23. exf5 e4 24. axb5 axb5 25. Nf1 c5 26. b3 Nd3 27. Bxd3 exd3 28. Rxe8+ Rxe8 29. c4 Re2 30. cxb5 Qe5 31. Ra8+ Kh7 32. Qc4 Qxf5 33. f3 Rc2 34. Qxf7 Qg5 35. g4 Qh4  0 – 1 (view game)

Ding, Liren (2778) – Mamedov, Rauf (2704) [D34]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (8.2), 2018-04-27
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. Nc3 O-O 9. Bg5 c4 10. e3 Be6 11. b3 cxb3 12. Qxb3 Na5 13. Qb2 Ne4 14. Nxe4 dxe4 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. Nd2 Nc4 17. Nxc4 Bxc4 18. Rfc1 Rac8 19. a4 g6 20. a5 Rc6 21. Bf1 b5 22. axb6 Rxb6 23. Qa3 Qxa3 24. Rxa3 Bxf1 25. Kxf1 a6 26. Rc5 f5 27. h3 Rff6 28. Kg2 h5 29. Raa5 Kg7 30. Rc7+ Rf7 31. Rc8 h4 32. Re8 hxg3 33. Kxg3 Rb3 34. Kg2 Rb2 35. Rxa6 f4 36. exf4 Rxf4 37. Ra7+ Kh6 38. Kg3 Rf6 39. h4 g5 40. Rh8+ Kg6 41. Rg8+ Kf5 42. Rxg5+  1 – 0 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2777) – Carlsen, Magnus (2843) [A29]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (8.3), 2018-04-27
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8. a3 a5 9. d3 O-O 10. Be3 Be6 11. Rc1 a4 12. Nd2 f5 13. Bxb6 cxb6 14. Nxa4 Bg5 15. Nc3 e4 16. Kh1 Qd7 17. Rb1 Rad8 18. Nc4 Qf7 19. b3 exd3 20. exd3 f4 21. Ne4 Be7 22. gxf4 Qxf4 23. a4 Nb4 24. Qe2 Qh6 25. Rbd1 Nd5 26. Rg1 Kh8 27. Bf1 Rf4 28. Ne5 Rdf8 29. f3 Rh4 30. d4 Nf4 31. Qd2 Bxb3 32. Rb1 Bxa4 33. Bb5 Bxb5 34. Rxb5 Qe6 35. Qb2 Bd8 36. Ng5 Qe8 37. Rb3 Bxg5 38. Rxg5 Ne6 39. Rg4 Rxg4 40. fxg4 Qd8 41. Rh3 Qd5+ 42. Kg1 Qe4 43. Qb4 Rf6  0 – 1 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2814) – Navara, David (2745) [D90]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (8.4), 2018-04-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. h4 dxc4 6. e4 c5 7. d5 b5 8. h5 O-O 9. hxg6 fxg6 10. d6 exd6 11. Nxb5 d5 12. Nc3 Re8 13. Be3 d4 14. e5 Ba6 15. Qa4 Qd7 16. Bxc4+ Bxc4 17. Qxc4+ Qe6 18. Qxe6+ Rxe6 19. exf6 Bxf6 20. Nd5 Bd8 21. O-O-O dxe3 22. Nxe3 Nc6 23. Rd7 Be7 24. Rxh7 Rb8 25. Rc7 Bf6 26. Rb7 Nb4 27. Rxb8+ Kxh7 28. Rb7+ Kg8 29. Rxa7 Nd3+ 30. Kb1 Bxb2 31. a4 Bd4 32. Kc2 Nb4+ 33. Kd2 Bxe3+ 34. fxe3 Nd5 35. a5 c4 36. Rd7 Nf6 37. Rd8+ Kg7 38. Kc3 Rc6 39. Ne5 Ne4+ 40. Kd4 c3 41. Kxe4 Rc4+ 42. Kf3  1 – 0 (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2748) – Karjakin, Sergey (2778) [D47]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (8.5), 2018-04-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. O-O a6 10. e4 c5 11. d5 c4 12. Bc2 Qc7 13. dxe6 fxe6 14. Ne2 Nc5 15. Bf4 Qd7 16. Qxd7+ Nfxd7 17. Ned4 Be7 18. b4 cxb3 19. axb3 b4 20. Rfe1 O-O 21. Bc7 g6 22. Rad1 Rac8 23. Ba5 Rfe8 24. Re3 e5 25. Ne2 Nf6 26. Bxb4 Ncxe4 27. Bxe4 Nxe4 28. Bxe7 Rxe7 29. Ng3 Nxg3 30. hxg3 Bxf3 31. gxf3 Rc5 32. b4 Rb5 33. Ra1 Re6 34. Rea3 Rxb4 35. Rxa6 Rxa6 36. Rxa6 Rb5 37. Ra8+ Kg7 38. Ra7+ Kg8 39. Ra8+ Kg7 40. Ra7+ Kg8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 26, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 4.5
2 Giri, Anish NED 2777 4
3 Ding, Liren CHN 2778 4
4 Topalov, Veselin FID 2749 4
5 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2748 3.5
6 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2704 3.5
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2778 3.5
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2814 3
9 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744 3
10 Navara, David CZE 2745 2

Navara, David (2745) – Ding, Liren (2778) [C90]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (7.1), 2018-04-26
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a3 d6 9. c3 Na5 10. Ba2 c5 11. d4 c4 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bh4 Bg4 14. h3 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 Nc6 16. d5 Na5 17. Bxf6 Bxf6 18. Nd2 Bg5 19. Nf1 g6 20. a4 Qe7 21. Bb1 Nb3 22. Ra2 Nc5 23. Bc2 Rfb8 24. g3 h5 25. h4 Bh6 26. axb5 axb5 27. Rea1 Rxa2 28. Rxa2 Kg7 29. Qe2 Rb7 30. Qe1 Qc7 31. Kg2 Qb6 32. Kf3 Rc7 33. Kg2 b4 34. cxb4 Nd3 35. Bxd3 cxd3 36. Ra1 Rc2  0 – 1 (view game)

Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2744) – Karjakin, Sergey (2778) [E00]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (7.2), 2018-04-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Nd2 c5 5. a3 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 cxd4 7. Nf3 d5 8. Bg2 dxc4 9. Qxd4 Qxd4 10. Nxd4 O-O 11. Be3 Nd5 12. Rc1 Nxe3 13. fxe3 Nd7 14. Rxc4 Nf6 15. O-O Rd8 16. Rc7 Rb8 17. b4 Rd7 18. Rc4 Rd8 19. Rc7 e5 20. Nb5 Bg4 21. Re1 a6 22. Nc3 Rbc8 23. Rxc8 Rxc8 24. Na4 Rc7 25. h3 Bc8 26. Nb6 Be6 27. a4 h5 28. a5 g6 29. Kf2 Kg7 30. Rd1 Bf5 31. Rd6 Be6 32. Rd1 g5 33. Ke1 Kf8 34. h4 gxh4 35. gxh4 Ke7 36. e4 Nd7 37. Nd5+ Bxd5 38. Rxd5 Rc4 39. Bh3 Nf6 40. Rxe5+ Kd6 41. Rf5 Nxe4 42. Kd1 Nc3+ 43. Ke1 Rxh4 44. Bg2 Rxb4 45. Rxf7 Nd5 46. Rh7 Rb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2843) – Topalov, Veselin (2749) [A28]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (7.3), 2018-04-26
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2 Bxc3 6. bxc3 d6 7. e4 O-O 8. g3 Ne8 9. Nh4 Ne7 10. d3 f5 11. exf5 Nxf5 12. Nxf5 Bxf5 13. Bg2 c6 14. h3 Nc7 15. O-O Ne6 16. Be3 Nc5 17. Rad1 Qd7 18. Kh2 Bg6 19. Rd2 Rae8 20. Qd1 b6 21. Re1 h6 22. Bxc5 dxc5 23. Re3 Re6 24. Kg1 Rd6 25. h4 Rd8 26. Rxe5 Bxd3 27. Be4 Bxc4 28. Rxd6 Qxd6 29. Re8+ Rxe8 30. Qxd6 Rxe4 31. Qxc6 Re1+ 32. Kh2 Bxa2 33. g4 Kh7 34. f4 h5 35. f5 hxg4 36. h5 Bf7 37. Qb7 Kg8 38. Qxa7 Bxh5 39. Qxb6 c4 40. Qd8+ Be8 41. Kg3 Kh7 42. Qc7 Kg8 43. Qxc4+ Bf7 44. Qd4 Re8 45. c4 Rf8 46. c5 Be8 47. Qd5+ Kh7 48. Qe6 Bb5 49. c6 Bxc6 50. Qg6+ Kg8 51. Qxc6 Rf6 52. Qe8+ Kh7 53. Kxg4 Rh6 54. Kf4 Rf6 55. Ke5 Rh6 56. Qe6  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedov, Rauf (2704) – Giri, Anish (2777) [C42]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (7.4), 2018-04-26
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O Be7 7. c3 O-O 8. Bc2 Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 10. d4 c6 11. Re1 Na6 12. Nbd2 Qd7 13. Nf1 Rae8 14. Ng3 Bg6 15. Bxg6 hxg6 16. Qb3 Bd8 17. Bg5 Nd5 18. Bxd8 Rxd8 19. Ne4 Rfe8 20. Qa3 Nf6 21. Nxf6+ gxf6 22. d5 c5 23. Qb3 Kg7 24. c4 Rxe1+ 25. Rxe1 Re8 26. a3 Rxe1+ 27. Nxe1 Nb8 28. Nc2 Qe7 29. Qe3 Qe5 30. Qb3 b6 31. Ne3 f5 32. Qa4 a6 33. b4 f4 34. Nf1 Kf8 35. bxc5 dxc5 36. Qb3 Nd7 37. Qa4 Nb8 38. Qb3 Nd7 39. Qa4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2814) – Radjabov, Teimour (2748) [E60]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (7.5), 2018-04-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. b3 Bg7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O dxc4 8. bxc4 c5 9. Bb2 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Qb6 11. Qc1 Bd7 12. Nd2 Nc6 13. e3 Rac8 14. Bc3 Nxd4 15. exd4 Bf5 16. Qa3 Bd3 17. Rfe1 Bxc4 18. Nxc4 Rxc4 19. Rab1 Qa6 20. Qxa6 bxa6 21. Bb4 Rxd4 22. Bxe7 Re8 23. Bc5 Rxe1+ 24. Rxe1 Rd2 25. Rb1 Nd7 26. Bxa7 Bd4 27. Bxd4 Rxd4 28. Bf1 Ra4 29. Rb7 Nf8 30. Rb6 Rxa2 31. Rxa6 Rxa6 32. Bxa6 Ne6 33. Bf1 Nf8 34. Ba6 Ne6 35. Bf1 Nf8 36. Ba6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 25, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Topalov, Veselin FID 2749 4
2 Giri, Anish NED 2777 3.5
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 3.5
4 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2748 3
5 Ding, Liren CHN 2778 3
6 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2704 3
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2778 3
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2814 2.5
9 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744 2.5
10 Navara, David CZE 2745 2

Ding, Liren (2778) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2814) [D60]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (6.1), 2018-04-25
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. d4 Be7 5. Bg5 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Be2 h6 8. Bh4 c5 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Bxe7 Nxe7 11. O-O cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nf6 13. Qb3 Qa5 14. a3 Rd8 15. Qb4 Qxb4 16. axb4 Nc6 17. Nc2 Rd2 18. Rfc1 Nd5 19. Nxd5 exd5 20. b5 Rxe2 21. bxc6 d4 22. exd4 bxc6 23. Kf1 Re4 24. f3 Rh4 25. Nb4 Bd7 26. Nxc6 Bxc6 27. Rxc6 Rxd4 28. Rc2 a5 29. b3 Rb4 30. Ra3 Rab8 31. Rxa5 Rxb3 32. Kf2 Rb2 33. Rxb2 Rxb2+ 34. Kf1 Rb1+ 35. Kf2 Rb2+ 36. Kf1 Rb1+ 37. Kf2 Rb2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2777) – Navara, David (2745) [B12]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (6.2), 2018-04-25
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 Qb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. Na4 Qa5+ 9. c3 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Ne7 12. O-O Nc6 13. b4 Qc7 14. Rc1 Be7 15. g4 Be4 16. f3 Bg6 17. f4 Be4 18. Nc5 a5 19. Be3 axb4 20. cxb4 Ra3 21. Bf2 Bxc5 22. Bxc5 Rxa2 23. b5 Bc2 24. b6 Bxd1 25. bxc7 Kd7 26. Bxd1 Kxc7 27. Bd6+ Kd7 28. Rb1  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2778) – Carlsen, Magnus (2843) [C89]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (6.3), 2018-04-25
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. Qf3 Qh4 15. g3 Qh3 16. Be3 Bxd3 17. Nd2 Qf5 18. Bd4 Rfe8 19. a4 Kf8 20. h4 h6 21. Qxf5 Bxf5 22. Rxe8+ Rxe8 23. axb5 axb5 24. Ra6 Ne7 25. Be3 Kg8 26. Ba2 Rd8 27. Bb6 Re8 28. Be3 Rd8 29. Bb6 Re8 30. Be3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2749) – Mamedov, Rauf (2704) [B33]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (6.4), 2018-04-25
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 f5 11. Bd3 Be6 12. O-O Bxd5 13. exd5 Ne7 14. Re1 Bg7 15. c3 O-O 16. Nc2 Re8 17. Qh5 e4 18. Bf1 Nxd5 19. Qxf5 Re5 20. Qh3 Qb6 21. Rad1 Rae8 22. Rxe4 Rxe4 23. Rxd5 h6 24. Qd3 R8e6 25. g3 R4e5 26. Bg2 b4 27. cxb4 Re2 28. Rf5 Qc7 29. Ne3 Qc1+ 30. Bf1 Rxb2 31. a3 Ra2 32. Qd5 Rxa3 33. Kg2 Raxe3 34. fxe3 Qxe3 35. Bxa6 Qe4+ 36. Qxe4 Rxe4 37. Rb5 Kf8 38. Bb7 Re2+ 39. Kh3 Bd4 40. Bf3 Rb2 41. Rd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2748) – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2744) [B97]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (6.5), 2018-04-25
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. e5 h6 11. Bh4 dxe5 12. fxe5 g5 13. exf6 gxh4 14. Be2 Qa5 15. O-O Nd7 16. Kh1 Qg5 17. Qe1 Nxf6 18. Nf3 Qg7 19. Ne5 Be7 20. Na4 O-O 21. Nb6 Rb8 22. Rb3 Ne4 23. Ned7 Bxd7 24. Nxd7 Qg5 25. Nxb8 Rxb8 26. Bh5 Nd2 27. Rxf7 Nxb3 28. Qxe6 Kh8 29. Rxe7 Rf8 30. Kg1 Qxh5 31. cxb3 Qd1+ 32. Qe1 Qd4+ 33. Qe3 Qd1+ 34. Qe1 Qd4+ 35. Qe3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 23, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Topalov, Veselin FID 2749 3.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 3
3 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2748 2.5
4 Giri, Anish NED 2777 2.5
5 Ding, Liren CHN 2778 2.5
6 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2704 2.5
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2778 2.5
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2814 2
9 Navara, David CZE 2745 2
10 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744 2

Navara, David (2745) – Topalov, Veselin (2749) [A07]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (5.1), 2018-04-23
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. O-O Bg4 5. d3 Nbd7 6. c4 dxc4 7. dxc4 e5 8. Qc2 h6 9. Rd1 Qc7 10. Nc3 Be6 11. b3 Bc5 12. Na4 Be7 13. Nh4 g6 14. h3 Kf8 15. Bb2 Re8 16. e4 Kg8 17. Rac1 Kh7 18. Nf5 Bf8 19. Ne3 Nb6 20. Qc3 Nxa4 21. Qxe5 Bd6 22. Qxf6 Nxb2 23. Qxb2 Qe7 24. Qc3 Bb4 25. Qe5 Qg5 26. Qb2 Rd8 27. a3 Rxd1+ 28. Rxd1 Bc5 29. Nf1 Rd8 30. h4 Qe7 31. Rxd8 Qxd8 32. b4 Qd4 33. Qc2 Be7 34. c5 a5 35. bxa5 Bxc5 36. a4 Kg7 37. Nh2 Bb3 38. Qe2 Qxa4 39. Nf3 Qa1+ 40. Bf1 Qc3 41. Kg2 Ba4 42. Qc4 Qxc4 43. Bxc4 Bc2 44. Nd2 Bb4 45. Bb3 Bxb3 46. Nxb3 c5 47. Kf3 c4 48. Nd4 Bxa5 49. Nb5 c3 50. Nd4 b5 51. Ke2 b4 52. f4 Bb6 53. Nb3 h5  0 – 1 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2814) – Giri, Anish (2777) [D37]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (5.2), 2018-04-23
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Qc2 c5 8. Rd1 cxd4 9. Rxd4 Qa5 10. Bg3 Nb6 11. Nd2 dxc4 12. Bxc4 Nxc4 13. Nxc4 Qa6 14. O-O Rd8 15. Rxd8+ Bxd8 16. Ne5 Bd7 17. Nxd7 Nxd7 18. Rd1 Nf6 19. Qd3 Qxd3 20. Rxd3 Rc8 21. f3 Kf8 22. Kf1 a6 23. Ke2 Ke8 24. Rd4 Be7 25. Bd6 Nd5 26. Bxe7 Nxc3+ 27. bxc3 Kxe7 28. Kd3 Rc5 29. Rb4 b5 30. c4 Kd6 31. cxb5 axb5 32. a4 Rd5+ 33. Ke2 bxa4 34. Rxa4 Rc5 35. Ra6+ Ke7 36. Ra4 Rc2+ 37. Kf1 Rc1+ 38. Kf2 Rc2+ 39. Kf1 Rc1+ 40. Kf2 Rc2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2843) – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2744) [B23]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (5.3), 2018-04-23
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qd2 Nf6 6. b3 e6 7. Bb2 a6 8. O-O-O b5 9. f3 h5 10. Nh3 Be7 11. Ng5 h4 12. f4 Bb7 13. Kb1 Rc8 14. Be2 Qc7 15. Rhe1 Nh7 16. Nxh7 Rxh7 17. g4 hxg3 18. hxg3 Bf6 19. Bd3 Rh8 20. g4 Nd4 21. Re3 Kf8 22. Ne2 Nxe2 23. Rxe2 Bc3 24. Bxc3 Qxc3 25. Qe3 Rc5 26. e5 dxe5 27. fxe5 Rh1 28. Rxh1 Bxh1 29. Rh2 Rxe5 30. Rh8+ Ke7 31. Qa7+  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedov, Rauf (2704) – Karjakin, Sergey (2778) [B51]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (5.4), 2018-04-23
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. O-O a6 5. Bd3 Ngf6 6. Re1 b5 7. c3 Bb7 8. Bc2 c4 9. a4 e6 10. axb5 axb5 11. Rxa8 Qxa8 12. Na3 Bxe4 13. Bxe4 Nxe4 14. d3 cxd3 15. Nxb5 Qb7 16. c4 d5 17. cxd5 exd5 18. Qb3 Nc5 19. Qxd5 Qxd5 20. Nc7+ Kd7 21. Nxd5 Bd6 22. b4 Nb3 23. Rxe4 Nxc1 24. Rc4 Ne2+ 25. Kf1 Rb8 26. Ne1 Nf4 27. Nxf4 d2 28. Ke2 dxe1=B 29. Kxe1 Rxb4 30. Rxb4 Bxb4+ 31. Ke2 Bd6 32. Kf3 Bb4 33. Ke2 Bd6 34. Kf3 Bb4 35. Ke2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2778) – Radjabov, Teimour (2748) [D37]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (5.5), 2018-04-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Nh5 8. Bd3 Nxf4 9. exf4 b6 10. b4 a5 11. a3 c6 12. O-O Qc7 13. g3 Ba6 14. Qe2 Bxd3 15. Qxd3 Ra7 16. Rfc1 Rfa8 17. cxb6 Qxb6 18. b5 a4 19. f5 c5 20. fxe6 fxe6 21. dxc5 Nxc5 22. Qe3 Rb7 23. Rab1 Nb3 24. Qxb6 Rxb6 25. Rc2 Bf6 26. Nxa4 Rxb5 27. Nc3 Rb7 28. Ne2 Rab8 29. Nf4 Nd4 30. Rxb7 Nxf3+ 31. Kg2 Ne1+ 32. Kf1 Rxb7 33. Kxe1 Kf7 34. a4 Ra7 35. Ra2 g5 36. Nd3 Ke7 37. f4 gxf4 38. gxf4 Kd6 39. Ke2 Bc3 40. Ke3 Ba5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 22, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Topalov, Veselin FID 2749 2.5
2 Giri, Anish NED 2777 2
3 Ding, Liren CHN 2778 2
4 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2748 2
5 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2704 2
6 Navara, David CZE 2745 2
7 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 2
8 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744 2
9 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2778 2
10 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2814 1.5

Giri, Anish (2777) – Ding, Liren (2778) [A15]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (4.1), 2018-04-22
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. b3 d5 4. Bb2 c5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. g3 Nc6 7. Bg2 d4 8. O-O Be7 9. Na3 O-O 10. Nc4 Be6 11. e3 Rc8 12. exd4 cxd4 13. Re1 Bd5 14. Nce5 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 Re8 16. Bf3 Bc5 17. Rc1 Qd6 18. Nd3 Rxe1+ 19. Nxe1 Re8 20. Nd3 Bb6 21. Nf4 Bxf3 22. Qxf3 Qd7 23. h4 h6 24. Ng2 Ng4 25. Re1 Ne5 26. Qe4 Re6 27. Ba1 Ng4 28. Qd3 Ne5 29. Qe4 g6 30. Rf1 f5 31. Qf4 Qd5 32. f3 Kg7 33. g4 Rf6 34. g5 hxg5 35. hxg5 Re6 36. Qg3 Nd3 37. Nf4 Nxf4 38. Qxf4 Kf7 39. Qh4 Ke7 40. Qh7+ Kd6 41. Bb2 f4 42. Kh1 Qxg5 43. Ba3+ Kc6 44. Rc1+ Kb5 45. Qxb7 Qh4+ 46. Kg1 Re1+ 47. Rxe1 Qxe1+ 48. Kg2 Qxd2+ 49. Kh3 Qc2 50. Qd5+ Ka6 51. Bd6 Qc8+ 52. Kg2 Qc2+ 53. Kh3 Qc1 54. Kg4 Qg1+ 55. Kxf4 Qh2+ 56. Kg4 Qh5+ 57. Qxh5 gxh5+ 58. Kxh5 d3 59. Bf4 Ba5 60. Kg4 Kb5 61. Kf5 d2 62. Bxd2 Bxd2 63. f4 Kb4 64. Ke4 Kc5 65. Ke5 Kc6 66. f5 Bb4 67. Ke6 Ba3 68. f6 a5 69. Kf7 Kd7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2778) – Navara, David (2745) [B12]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (4.2), 2018-04-22
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 Qb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. O-O Qxb2 9. Qe1 cxd4 10. Bxd4 Nxd4 11. Nxd4 Bb4 12. Ndb5 Ba5 13. g4 Bg6 14. Rb1 Qxc2 15. Rc1 Qb2 16. f4 Ne7 17. Nd6+ Kf8 18. f5 exf5 19. gxf5 Nxf5 20. Nxf5 Rc8 21. Bb5 Bxf5 22. e6 f6 23. Rxf5 Bxc3 24. Rxc3 Qxc3 25. e7+ Kf7 26. e8=Q+ Rhxe8 27. Bxe8+ Kf8 28. Qxc3 Rxc3 29. Ba4 Rc5 30. Bb3 Ke7 31. Rxd5 Rxd5 32. Bxd5 b5 33. Kf2 Kd6 34. Bg8 h6 35. Ke3 Ke5 36. Bb3 g5 37. Bd1 f5 38. h3 a5 39. Bf3 b4 40. Bd1 Kd5 41. Kd3 Ke5 42. Ke3 Kd5 43. Kd3 Ke5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2748) – Carlsen, Magnus (2843) [D45]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (4.3), 2018-04-22
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. b3 O-O 8. Be2 b6 9. O-O Bb7 10. Bb2 Qe7 11. Rad1 Rad8 12. Rfe1 Rfe8 13. e4 Nxe4 14. Nxe4 dxe4 15. Qxe4 Bb4 16. Rf1 Bd6 17. Rfe1 Bb4 18. Rf1 Bd6 19. Rfe1 Bb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2749) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2814) [C80]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (4.4), 2018-04-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Be3 Be7 10. c3 O-O 11. Nbd2 Nxd2 12. Qxd2 Na5 13. Bc2 Nc4 14. Qd3 g6 15. Bh6 Nxb2 16. Qe2 Re8 17. Nd4 Bd7 18. f4 c5 19. Nf3 Qb6 20. Qf2 d4 21. Bg5 dxc3 22. Qh4 c4+ 23. Kh1 Bf8 24. f5 Nd3 25. e6 Bxe6 26. fxe6 Rxe6 27. Rad1 Rae8 28. Bxd3 cxd3 29. Rxd3 Re4 30. Bf4 Be7 31. Qg3 b4 32. Ng5 Bxg5 33. Bxg5 Qe6 34. h3 Qe5 35. Kh2 Qxg3+ 36. Kxg3 h6 37. Bxh6 Re1 38. Rf6 R1e6 39. Rf2 Re2 40. Rd5 Rxf2 41. Kxf2 f6 42. Be3  1 – 0 (view game)

Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2744) – Mamedov, Rauf (2704) [D30]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (4.5), 2018-04-22
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. Qc2 Bb6 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Bg5 Be6 12. Na4 h6 13. Nxb6 axb6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Qb3 Ra6 16. Rac1 d4 17. Qb5 Rxa2 18. Rc2 d3 19. exd3 Bg4 20. Qc4 Bxf3 21. Bxf3 Ne5 22. Qxa2 Nxf3+ 23. Kg2 Nd4 24. b4 Qf3+ 25. Kg1 Qxd3 26. Qc4 Qe4 27. Rd1 Nf3+ 28. Kh1 Nd4+ 29. Kg1 Qxc2 30. Rxd4 Qxc4 31. Rxc4 Rd8 32. Kg2 Kf8 33. h4 Rd6 34. Rc7 Rd4 35. Rxb7 Rxb4 36. h5 Rb5 37. f4 f5 38. Kf2 Rb3 39. Rd7 Rb5 40. Ke3 Rb3+ 41. Kf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 21, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 1.5
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2814 1.5
3 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744 1.5
4 Giri, Anish NED 2777 1.5
5 Ding, Liren CHN 2778 1.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2778 1.5
7 Topalov, Veselin FID 2749 1.5
8 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2748 1.5
9 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2704 1.5
10 Navara, David CZE 2745 1.5

Navara,D (2745) – Wojtaszek,R (2744) [B91]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (3), 2018-04-21
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nde2 Be7 8. Bg2 b5 9. Nd5 Nbd7 10. Nec3 Nb6 11. Nxe7 Qxe7 12. Bg5 O-O 13. O-O h6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. a4 b4 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. Qxd5 Be6 18. Qxd6 a5 19. Qb6 Rfc8 20. Rfc1 Qe7 21. Qe3 Rc5 22. Bf1 Rac8 23. Ba6 R8c6 24. Bb5 Rc8 25. Ba6 R8c6 26. Bb5 Rc8 27. Ba6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2814) – Karjakin,Sergey (2778) [E37]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (3), 2018-04-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 c5 8. dxc5 Nc6 9. Nf3 Qa5+ 10. Bd2 Qxc5 11. e3 Nxd2 12. Nxd2 dxc4 13. O-O-O Qf5 14. Ne4 O-O 15. Bxc4 Ne5 16. g4 Nxg4 17. Rhg1 Nf6 18. Bd3 Nxe4 19. Bxe4 Qh5 20. f4 f5 21. Bh1 Qf7 22. Kb1 e5 23. fxe5 Be6 24. Rd6 Rac8 25. Qd2 Rc5 26. Bxb7 Rxe5 27. Qd4 Ba2+ 28. Ka1 Re7 29. Bc6 Bb3 30. Rc1 f4 31. exf4 Qxf4 32. Bd5+ Bxd5 33. Qxd5+ Kh8 34. Qd2 h6 35. Ka2 Qf7+ 36. Ka1 Qf4 37. Ka2 Qf7+ 38. Ka1 Qf4 39. Ka2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedov,Rau (2704) – Carlsen,M (2843) [B09]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (3), 2018-04-21
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 c5 6. Bb5+ Bd7 7. e5 Ng4 8. Bxd7+ Qxd7 9. d5 dxe5 10. h3 e4 11. Nxe4 Nf6 12. Nxf6+ Bxf6 13. O-O O-O 14. c4 e6 15. Be3 exd5 16. cxd5 Rd8 17. Qc2 Na6 18. Rad1 Nb4 19. Qxc5 Nxd5 20. Bd4 Rac8 21. Qa3 Qf5 22. Bxf6 Qxf6 23. Qxa7 Nxf4 24. Rxd8+ Rxd8 25. Qe3 Nd5 26. Qb3 Nf4 27. Qe3 Nd5 28. Qb3 b6 29. Rd1 Nf4 30. Rxd8+ Qxd8 31. Qe3 g5 32. Kh2 h6 33. h4 Ne6 34. hxg5 hxg5 35. Qe4 Qf6 36. Qe5 Qg6 37. g4 Qd3 38. Kg3 b5 39. Kf2 Kf8 40. Qe2 Nf4 41. Qxd3 Nxd3+ 42. Ke3 Nxb2 43. Nxg5 Nd1+ 44. Kd4 Nf2 45. Nxf7 Kxf7 46. Kc5 Ne4+ 47. Kxb5 Nc3+ 48. Kc4 Nxa2 49. g5 Kg7 50. g6 Nb4 51. Kxb4 Kxg6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding Liren (2778) – Topalov,V (2749) [D45]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (3), 2018-04-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Be2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. b3 b6 9. Bb2 Bb7 10. Qc2 Qe7 11. Rfe1 Rfe8 12. Rad1 Rad8 13. Bf1 c5 14. cxd5 exd5 15. g3 a6 16. Bg2 Rc8 17. Qb1 h6 18. Nh4 c4 19. Nf5 Qf8 20. Nxd6 Qxd6 21. bxc4 Rxc4 22. a4 Rec8 23. Rc1 h5 24. h3 Nf8 25. Qa2 Ne6 26. Qb3 Qd8 27. Re2 Bc6 28. Rec2 b5 29. axb5 axb5 30. Nb1 Ng5 31. h4 Nge4 32. Na3 Qe7 33. Qd3 Rxc2 34. Nxc2 Bd7 35. Qa3 Qe8 36. Nb4 Rc4 37. Rxc4 bxc4 38. Bc1 Be6 39. Na6 Qb5 40. Nc5 Kh7 41. Nxe6 fxe6 42. Bf1 Nxf2 43. Kxf2 Ne4+ 44. Ke2 c3+ 45. Ke1 Qb1 46. Bg2 Qc2 47. Bxe4+ dxe4 48. Kf1 Kg6 49. Kg1 Kh7 50. Kh1 Kh6 51. Kg1 Kg6 52. Kh1 Qd1+ 53. Kh2 Qe2+ 54. Kg1 Qd1+ 55. Kh2 Qe2+ 56. Kg1 Qe1+ 57. Kg2 Qe2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri,A (2777) – Radjabov,T (2748) [C01]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (3), 2018-04-21
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bd3 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. Bg5 Bg4 8. Nbd2 Nbd7 9. c4 dxc4 10. Nxc4 Re8 11. h3 Be6 12. Nxd6 cxd6 13. Nd2 Qa5 14. Bf4 Qb4 15. Bg3 Qxb2 16. Rb1 Qxa2 17. Rxb7 Qd5 18. Rc7 Rec8 19. Rxc8+ Rxc8 20. Qa1 Bf5 21. Bxf5 Qxf5 22. Qxa7 Qc2 23. Nf3 Qc6 24. Ra1 Ne4 25. d5 Qc3 26. Kh2 Ndf6 27. Ra6 Qb4 28. Qc7 Qb8 29. Qxb8 Rxb8 30. Bxd6 Re8 31. Be5 Nxd5 32. Bd4 Nc7 33. Ra2 Ne6 34. Be3 Nd6 35. Rc2 Nf5 36. Rc3 Nxe3 37. Rxe3 Nc7 38. Rc3 Ne6 39. Re3 Nc7 40. Rc3 Ne6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 20, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 1
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2814 1
3 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744 1
4 Giri, Anish NED 2777 1
5 Ding, Liren CHN 2778 1
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2778 1
7 Topalov, Veselin FID 2749 1
8 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2748 1
9 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2704 1
10 Navara, David CZE 2745 1

Karjakin, Sergey (2778) – Ding, Liren (2778) [C50]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (2.1), 2018-04-20
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. h3 a5 8. Re1 h6 9. Nbd2 Be6 10. b3 Ba7 11. Nf1 d5 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bd2 Qf6 14. N1h2 Rad8 15. Ng4 Bxg4 16. hxg4 e4 17. g5 hxg5 18. Bxg5 Nxc3 19. Bxf6 Nxd1 20. Raxd1 gxf6 21. Rxe4 Rfe8 22. Rde1 Rxe4 23. Rxe4 Kf8 24. Rh4 Kg7 25. Rg4+ Kf8 26. Rh4 Kg7 27. Rg4+ Kf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2749) – Giri, Anish (2777) [A28]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (2.2), 2018-04-20
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. a3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Qc2 Nxc3 7. dxc3 Bd6 8. e4 O-O 9. Bc4 Qe7 10. Bg5 Qe8 11. O-O-O Be6 12. Bd5 f6 13. Be3 Bxd5 14. Rxd5 Ne7 15. Rdd1 Qc6 16. Nd2 a5 17. Qb3+ Kh8 18. Qc4 Qd7 19. a4 b6 20. f3 Rab8 21. Kc2 b5 22. axb5 Rxb5 23. Ra1 Rfb8 24. b3 Ng6 25. Qa4 Qe7 26. Nc4 Bc5 27. Bxc5 Qxc5 28. Rhd1 Nf4 29. Rd2 h6 30. Qa3 a4 31. bxa4 Rb4 32. Rb1 Qxc4 33. Rxb4 Rxb4 34. Qxb4 Qa2+ 35. Qb2 Qxa4+ 36. Qb3 Qa6 37. g3 Ne6 38. Qd5 Ng5 39. f4 Nf3 40. Rd1 Qe2+ 41. Kb3 Nd4+ 42. Rxd4 exd4 43. Qxd4 Qxh2 44. Qd8+ Kh7 45. Qd3 Kh8 46. e5 fxe5 47. fxe5 Qg2 48. Qd8+ Kh7 49. Qd3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2843) – Navara, David (2745) [B12]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (2.3), 2018-04-20
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nd2 e6 5. Nb3 Nd7 6. Nf3 a6 7. Be2 c5 8. c3 h6 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Nxc5 Nxc5 11. Be3 Nd7 12. Nd4 Ne7 13. f4 Be4 14. O-O Nc6 15. Nxc6 bxc6 16. c4 O-O 17. cxd5 cxd5 18. b4 f6 19. exf6 Qxf6 20. Rc1 e5 21. Bd3 Qg6 22. Bxe4 Qxe4 23. Re1 d4 24. Qb3+ Kh8 25. Bd2 Qf5 26. Qh3 Qxh3 27. gxh3 exf4 28. Rc4 Rad8 29. Re6 Rf6 30. Re4 Nb6 31. Rcxd4 Rxd4 32. Rxd4 g5 33. h4 Kg7 34. hxg5 hxg5 35. h4 Kg6 36. Kg2 gxh4 37. Bxf4 Rc6 38. Kf3 Kf5 39. Be3 Rc3 40. Rf4+ Ke5 41. Rxh4 Nc4 42. Re4+ Kd5 43. Kf4 Nxe3 44. Rxe3 Rxe3 45. Kxe3 Kc4 46. a3 Kb3 47. Kd4 Kxa3 48. Kc5 Kb3 49. b5 axb5 50. Kxb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2744) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2814) [E04]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (2.4), 2018-04-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Qa4 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Nd5 8. Bxb4 Nxb4 9. Ne5 O-O 10. Nxc6 Nxc6 11. e3 e5 12. d5 Ne7 13. Qxc4 c6 14. dxc6 Nxc6 15. Nc3 Be6 16. Qb5 Qb6 17. Qxb6 axb6 18. O-O Rfd8 19. Rfd1 Kf8 20. Bd5 Ke7 21. Kf1 f5 22. f3 b5 23. Bxe6 Rxd1+ 24. Rxd1 Kxe6 25. a3 b4 26. axb4 Nxb4 27. Ke2 Na2 28. Rb1 Nb4 29. Rd1 Na2 30. Rb1 Nb4 31. Rd1 Na2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2748) – Mamedov, Rauf (2704) [D19]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (2.5), 2018-04-20
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. O-O Nbd7 9. Qe2 O-O 10. e4 Bg6 11. Bd3 Bh5 12. e5 Nd5 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14. Qe3 Be7 15. Ng5 Bxg5 16. Qxg5 Bg6 17. Qxd8 Rfxd8 18. Be2 Nb8 19. Be3 Nc6 20. Rfc1 Rdc8 21. Rc3 Nb4 22. Raa3 a5 23. h4 h6 24. g4 Nc2 25. Rab3 Nxe3 26. fxe3 Bc2 27. Rxc8+ Rxc8 28. Rxb7 Bxa4 29. Ra7 Bd1 30. Bxd1 Rc1 31. Rxa5 Rxd1+ 32. Kf2 Rd2+ 33. Kf3 Rxb2 34. Ra8+ Kh7 35. Ra7 Kg8 36. Ra8+ Kh7 37. Ra7 Kg8 38. Ra8+ Kh7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2018 Round 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 19, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 0.5
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2814 0.5
3 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744 0.5
4 Giri, Anish NED 2777 0.5
5 Ding, Liren CHN 2778 0.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2778 0.5
7 Topalov, Veselin FID 2749 0.5
8 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2748 0.5
9 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2704 0.5
10 Navara, David CZE 2745 0.5

Navara, David (2745) – Mamedov, Rauf (2704) [B35]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (1.1), 2018-04-19
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Bb3 Re8 9. f3 e6 10. f4 d6 11. Ndb5 Bf8 12. Qf3 a6 13. Nd4 Na5 14. O-O b5 15. f5 exf5 16. exf5 Bb7 17. Bxf7+ Kxf7 18. Qg3 Bg7 19. fxg6+ hxg6 20. Bg5 Nc6 21. Rxf6+ Bxf6 22. Rf1 Nxd4 23. Bxf6 Qxf6 24. Rxf6+ Kxf6 25. Qh4+ Ke5 26. Qh7 Bxg2 27. Qg7+ Ke6 28. Qxg6+ Kd7 29. Qg7+ Ke6 30. Qxd4 Rg8 31. Kf2 Raf8+ 32. Ke3 Rg5 33. Qb6 Rc5 34. Ne2 Rf3+ 35. Kd2 Rf2 36. Ke3 Rf3+ 37. Kd2 Rf2 38. Ke3 Rf3+ 39. Kd2 Rf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2778) – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2744) [A29]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (1.2), 2018-04-19
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 Re8 8. Bd2 Nd4 9. a3 Nxf3+ 10. Bxf3 Bxc3 11. Bxc3 c6 12. e4 Bh3 13. Re1 c5 14. b4 b6 15. a4 Nd7 16. a5 Be6 17. Ra3 Rb8 18. b5 Qc8 19. axb6 axb6 20. Re2 Ra8 21. Rea2 Rxa3 22. Rxa3 Qc7 23. Bg2 Nf8 24. f4 f6 25. f5 Bc8 26. Bd2 Bb7 27. g4 h6 28. h4 Nh7 29. Bf3 Qe7 30. Kf2 Rb8 31. Qc1 Ra8 32. Rxa8+ Bxa8 33. Qa1 Bb7 34. Qa7 Qc7 35. g5 fxg5 36. hxg5 Nxg5 37. Bxg5 hxg5 38. Bh5 Kf8 39. Kg3 Ke7 40. Kg4 Kd8 41. Bg6 Ke7 42. Kxg5 Kf8 43. Kh5 Ke7 44. Kg4 Kd8 45. Bh7 Ke8 46. Bg8 g6 47. Bd5 gxf5+ 48. Kf3 fxe4+ 49. Ke3 Qd8 50. Bxb7 Qg5+ 51. Kxe4 Qf4+ 52. Kd5 Qf3+ 53. Kxd6 Qf6+ 54. Kd5 Qf3+ 55. Kxe5 Qg3+ 56. Kf5 Qh3+ 57. Kf4 Qh4+ 58. Kf3 Qf6+ 59. Ke2 Qb2+ 60. Ke1 Qc1+ 61. Ke2 Qb2+ 62. Kf1 Qc1+ 63. Kg2 Qd2+ 64. Kg3 Qg5+ 65. Kf3 Qf6+ 66. Ke3 Qd4+ 67. Ke2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2814) – Carlsen, Magnus (2843) [E61]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (1.3), 2018-04-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. Nf3 d5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. O-O e5 9. Nxe5 Nxc3 10. Nxc6 Nxd1 11. Nxd8 Rxd8 12. Rxd1 Rxd4 13. Be3 Rxd1+ 14. Rxd1 Bf6 15. Bd4 Bxd4 16. Rxd4 Be6 17. f4 c6 18. Rb4 b6 19. Bxc6 Rc8 20. Bb5 Bxa2 21. Ra4 Be6 22. Rxa7 Rc1+ 23. Kf2 Rb1 24. Bd7 Bxd7 25. Rxd7 Rxb2 26. g4 b5 27. Rb7 b4 28. g5 b3 29. Kf3 Rb1 30. Ke4 Kg7 31. Ke5 Rb2 32. e4 Rxh2 33. Rxb3 h6 34. gxh6+ Rxh6 35. Rg3 Rh8 36. Rb3 Re8+ 37. Kd4 Ra8 38. Ke3 Ra7 39. Kf3 Ra8 40. Kg4 Ra7 41. Rc3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2777) – Karjakin, Sergey (2778) [E35]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (1.4), 2018-04-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. dxc5 g5 9. Bg3 Ne4 10. e3 Nc6 11. Bd3 Nxg3 12. hxg3 d4 13. exd4 Qxd4 14. Nf3 Qxc5 15. O-O Be6 16. Rfc1 g4 17. Ne1 O-O-O 18. Be4 Kb8 19. Nd3 Qc4 20. Qe2 Qa6 21. Nxb4 Nxb4 22. Qe3 Qb6 23. Qf4+ Qd6 24. Qe3 Qd4 25. Qf4+ Qd6 26. Qe3 Qd4 27. Qf4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2749) – Radjabov, Teimour (2748) [C67]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2018 Shamkir AZE (1.5), 2018-04-19
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Ke8 10. h3 h5 11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14. Rfe1 Bb4 15. a3 Bxc3 16. bxc3 Ne7 17. Nf3 Rh8 18. Nd4 Nd5 19. Bg5 Nxc3 20. Rd3 Na4 21. f4 Nc5 22. Rc3 Na4 23. Rg3 c5 24. Nxe6 fxe6 25. f5 Kf7 26. Bh4 Rag8 27. Rb1 Nb6 28. fxe6+ Kxe6 29. Rg6+ Kf7 30. Rg5 Ke6 31. a4 Nxa4 32. Rxb7 Nc3 33. Rxc7 Ne4 34. Rg6+ Kf5 35. Ra6 g5 36. Be1 Re8 37. Raxa7 Rxe5 38. Rf7+ Ke6 39. c4 Re8 40. Rg7 Kf5 41. Rgf7+ Ke6 42. Rg7 Kf5 43. Rgf7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Fabiano Caruana wins the GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 9, 2018 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 6.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 5.5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 5
4 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2735 5
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 5
6 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2631 4.5
7 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2776 3.5
8 Hou, Yifan CHN 2654 3.5
9 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2701 3.5
10 Meier, Georg GER 2648 3

Hou, Yifan (2654) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2701) [C53]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (9.1), 2018-04-09
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O h6 7. Re1 a5 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Nf1 Be6 10. Bxe6 fxe6 11. Be3 Bxe3 12. Nxe3 d5 13. h3 a4 14. Qe2 a3 15. b4 d4 16. cxd4 exd4 17. Nc2 Nh5 18. b5 Nf4 19. Qd1 Ne5 20. Nxe5 Qg5 21. Ng4 h5 22. Nxd4 hxg4 23. Qxg4 Qxg4 24. hxg4 Rad8 25. Nb3 Nxd3 26. Re2 b6 27. f3 Rd7 28. Rc2 Rfd8 29. Kf1 g5 30. Ke2 Rh7 31. Rd2 Nf4+ 32. Kf2 Rxd2+ 33. Nxd2 Rh2 34. Rg1 Nh3+ 35. Kg3 Nxg1 36. Kxh2 Ne2 37. Nc4 Nc3 38. Nxa3 Nxa2 39. g3 Nb4 40. Kg2 c6 41. f4 cxb5 42. Nxb5 e5 43. Kf3 Nd3 44. Ke3 Nc5 45. f5 Kf7 46. Nc7 Nb7 47. Ne6 Kf6 48. Nf8 Ke7 49. Nh7 b5 50. Nxg5 b4 51. Nf3 b3 52. Nd2 Nc5 53. g5 b2 54. Nb1 Kf7 55. g6+ Kg7 56. g4 Kf6 57. Kf3 Kg7 58. g5 Nd3 59. Ke2 Nc5 60. Ke3 Na4 61. Ke2 Nc5 62. Kf3 Nd3 63. Kg4 Nf4 64. Kf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2794) – Bluebaum, Matthias (2631) [D39]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (9.2), 2018-04-09
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qa5 10. Bb5+ Bd7 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. Bxd7+ Nxd7 13. O-O Qxc3 14. Rc1 Qa5 15. Rb1 Rd8 16. Rxb7 Ne5 17. f4 Nc6 18. Nxc6 Qc5+ 19. Kh1 Qxc6 20. Qb3 Qxe4 21. f5 O-O 22. fxe6 fxe6 23. Rxa7 Rf7 24. Rxf7 Kxf7 25. Qc3 Qd4 26. Qf3 Rd5 27. h3 h5 28. a4 h4 29. Qf4 Qxf4 30. Rxf4 Rd1+ 31. Kh2 e5 32. Rxh4 f5 33. Rb4 Ra1 34. h4 Kg6 35. g4 fxg4 36. Rxg4+ Kf5 37. Rb4 e4 38. Kg2 Kf4 39. h5 Ra2+ 40. Kh3 Ra3+ 41. Kg2 Ra2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vitiugov, Nikita (2735) – Caruana, Fabiano (2784) [C43]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (9.3), 2018-04-09
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. dxe5 d5 5. Nbd2 Qd7 6. Bd3 Nc5 7. Be2 g6 8. Nb3 Ne6 9. Be3 c5 10. Ng5 b6 11. Nxe6 fxe6 12. a4 Bb7 13. O-O Nc6 14. f4 Bh6 15. a5 Ne7 16. Bg4 d4 17. Bc1 O-O 18. Qd3 Bd5 19. Qh3 Bg7 20. Nd2 Nf5 21. c4 dxc3 22. bxc3 Rad8 23. axb6 axb6 24. Re1 b5 25. Ne4 Qe7 26. Ng5 h6 27. Nf3 Bc6 28. Bxf5 gxf5 29. Be3 Rd3 30. Rac1 Ra8 31. Qh4 Qxh4 32. Nxh4 c4 33. Kf2 Bf8 34. Nf3 Bd5 35. Nd4 Bc5 36. Nxf5 Ba3 37. Nxh6+ Kg7 38. f5 Bxc1 39. Bxc1 Rxc3 40. f6+ Kg6  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2776) – Carlsen, Magnus (2843) [B67]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (9.4), 2018-04-09
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O Bd7 9. f3 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 Be7 11. Kb1 b5 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. Ne2 Rc8 14. Qd2 Qb6 15. Nf4 h5 16. g3 Rc7 17. Bd3 Kd8 18. c3 Kc8 19. Bc2 Kb8 20. a3 a5 21. Bb3 Rb7 22. Nd3 Bc6 23. Rhe1 Rd8 24. f4 d5 25. exd5 exd5 26. Ka1 Bf8 27. Rc1 Ka7 28. Ba2 Rc7 29. Red1 Bb7 30. Ne1 d4 31. Nc2 d3 32. Nd4 Bc5 33. Qxd3 Bxd4 34. cxd4 Rxd4 35. Qe2 Rxc1+ 36. Rxc1 b4 37. Bxf7 h4 38. Qe3 Rd7 39. Qxb6+ Kxb6 40. Be6 Rd2 41. gxh4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Meier, Georg (2648) [A07]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (9.5), 2018-04-09
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. d4 b5 6. Qd3 O-O 7. Bg5 c6 8. Nbd2 a5 9. e4 Ba6 10. Rfe1 h6 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. c3 b4 13. c4 dxc4 14. Nxc4 Ra7 15. Qc2 Bxc4 16. Qxc4 Rd7 17. Rad1 Qb6 18. Bf1 Rfd8 19. e5 Be7 20. Rc1 Qa7 21. Rc2 c5 22. Rec1 cxd4 23. Qd3 a4 24. b3 axb3 25. axb3 Qa5 26. Rc8 g6 27. h4 Kg7 28. h5 gxh5 29. Be2 Rxc8 30. Rxc8 Rd8 31. Rxd8 Bxd8 32. Qe4 Nd7 33. Bd3 Nf8 34. Nxd4 Qc5 35. Nf3 Bb6 36. Qe2 Nd7 37. Kg2 Qd5 38. Bc4 Qc5 39. Bb5 Nf8 40. Bd3 Nd7 41. Bb5 Nf8 42. Bd3 Ng6 43. Qc2 Qc3 44. Be4 Bc7 45. Bxg6 fxg6 46. Qe4 Qc5 47. Qh4 Bxe5 48. Nxe5 Qxe5 49. Qe7+ Kg8 50. Qe8+ Kg7 51. Qe7+ Kg8 52. Qe8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Round 9

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 8, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 5.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 5
3 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2735 5
4 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 4.5
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 4.5
6 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2631 4
7 Hou, Yifan CHN 2654 3
8 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2776 3
9 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2701 3
10 Meier, Georg GER 2648 2.5

Naiditsch, Arkadij (2701) – Anand, Viswanathan (2776) [C53]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (8.1), 2018-04-08
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. e5 d5 7. Bb5 Ne4 8. cxd4 Bb6 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Be3 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. Qc2 Bxf3 13. gxf3 Ng5 14. O-O-O Nxf3 15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. Qf5 Nh4 17. Qg4 Ng6 18. f4 Qh4 19. Rd3 Qxg4 20. hxg4 f5 21. g5 Kf7 22. Rxh7 Rh8 23. Rxh8 Rxh8 24. a3 Nf8 25. Ne2 Ke7 26. Rc3 Kd7 27. Kd2 Ne6 28. Rc1 g6 29. b4 a5 30. Kd3 axb4 31. axb4 Ba7 32. Ra1 Bb6 33. Ra6 Rb8 34. Ra2 Rh8 35. Ra1 Ke7 36. Ra2 Kd7 37. Ra1 Ke7 38. Ra2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Bluebaum, Matthias (2631) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A34]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (8.2), 2018-04-08
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Qc7 7. e4 Nc6 8. Qd2 e6 9. Qg5 f6 10. Qh5+ Qf7 11. Qxf7+ Kxf7 12. Be3 e5 13. Bc4+ Be6 14. Bxe6+ Kxe6 15. O-O-O Be7 16. Rd5 Rhd8 17. Rhd1 b6 18. g4 Na5 19. b3 Rxd5 20. exd5+ Kf7 21. c4 Nb7 22. Nd2 Rh8 23. Rg1 Nd6 24. Kc2 Re8 25. Kd3 h5 26. g5 f5 27. f4 e4+ 28. Ke2 g6 29. Rc1 Rc8 30. a4 Nb7 31. Nf1 Bf8 32. Bd2 Bg7 33. Ne3 a6 34. Bc3 Bd4 35. Kd2 Re8 36. Rc2 Nd6 37. Ra2 Nb7 38. Rc2 Ke7 39. Ra2 Na5 40. Bxa5 bxa5 41. Rc2 Rb8 42. Rc3 h4 43. h3 Kd6 44. Kc2 Bxe3 45. Rxe3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2843) – Vitiugov, Nikita (2735) [C77]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (8.3), 2018-04-08
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. c3 O-O 8. O-O Re8 9. Re1 h6 10. Nbd2 Bb6 11. Nf1 d6 12. Ng3 Be6 13. h3 Bxb3 14. axb3 d5 15. Qe2 Bc5 16. b4 Bf8 17. Nd2 a5 18. bxa5 Rxa5 19. Rxa5 Nxa5 20. exd5 Qxd5 21. Nde4 Nxe4 22. dxe4 Qc4 23. Qf3 Qe6 24. Nf5 Nc4 25. h4 Kh7 26. h5 g6 27. Ne3 Nxe3 28. hxg6+ fxg6 29. Bxe3 Bd6 30. Qe2 Qc4 31. Qxc4 bxc4 32. Ra1 Rb8 33. Bc1 Rb6 34. Ra4 Rc6 35. Be3 h5 36. Kf1 Kg7 37. Ke2 Kf6 38. Kd1 Ke6 39. Kc2 Be7 40. f3 Bh4 41. Ra5 Bg3 42. Bc5 g5 43. Bb4 g4 44. fxg4 hxg4 45. Ra8 Kf7 46. Rc8 Bf4 47. Kd1 Kg7 48. Ke2 Kf7 49. Rf8+ Kg7 50. Rd8 Kf7 51. Kf2 Kg7 52. Rd7+ Kf6 53. g3 Bc1 54. Rd1 Bg5 55. Ke2 Ke6 56. Rh1 Ra6 57. Ba3 Rb6 58. Rh7 Rb7 59. Kd1 Rb8 60. Kc2 Rd8 61. Rg7 Rd2+ 62. Kc1 Bf6 63. Kxd2 Bxg7 64. Bc5 Kd7 65. Be3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2784) – Aronian, Levon (2794) [C67]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (8.4), 2018-04-08
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Nf5 11. d5 Re8 12. Bd3 Rxe1+ 13. Qxe1 Qe7 14. Qxe7 Nxe7 15. d6 cxd6 16. Na3 d5 17. Nb5 d6 18. Nxd6 Nc6 19. Bf4 Be6 20. Nxb7 Nb4 21. Nc5 Bxb2 22. Rb1 Nxd3 23. cxd3 Bd4 24. Be3 Bxc5 25. Bxc5 d4 26. Bxa7 Bxa2 27. Rb8+ Rxb8 28. Bxb8 Bb1 29. Ba7 Ba2 30. Bb8 Bb1 31. Ba7 Ba2 32. Bb8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Meier, Georg (2648) – Hou, Yifan (2654) [E06]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (8.5), 2018-04-08
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 Bd5 11. Qc2 Be4 12. Qd1 c5 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. Qxd8 Rxd8 15. Nbd2 Bc6 16. Rfc1 Bb4 17. Rc4 Be7 18. Ne5 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Nbd7 20. Nd3 Rac8 21. Rac1 Nb6 22. Rxc8 Rxc8 23. Rxc8+ Nxc8 24. e4 Nd7 25. Be3 Nd6 26. f4 f5 27. Kf3 Kf7 28. g4 g6 29. h3 Ke8 30. Bd4 Kd8 31. Bc3 Ke8 32. Bd4 Kd8 33. Bc3 Ke8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 7, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 4.5
3 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2735 4.5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 4
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 4
6 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2631 3.5
7 Hou, Yifan CHN 2654 2.5
8 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2776 2.5
9 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2701 2.5
10 Meier, Georg GER 2648 2

Anand,V (2776) – Meier,Geo (2648) [C10]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (7), 2018-04-07
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. g3 Be7 6. Nf3 Ngf6 7. Qe2 Nxe4 8. Qxe4 Rb8 9. Bg2 b5 10. O-O O-O 11. Rd1 Bb7 12. Qe2 Nf6 13. c3 a6 14. a4 Bd5 15. Ne5 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Qd5+ 17. Qf3 Qxf3+ 18. Kxf3 Bd6 19. axb5 axb5 20. Bg5 Bxe5 21. dxe5 Nd5 22. Ra6 c5 23. Be3 Rfc8 24. Rda1 h5 25. Ra7 c4 26. Rd7 b4 27. Bd4 bxc3 28. bxc3 Rb3 29. Rxd5 exd5 30. Kf4 Rbb8 31. Kg5 Ra8 32. Re1 Rc6 33. f4 Ra2 34. h3 Rd2 35. f5 Rd3 36. Kf4 h4 37. e6 Kf8 38. gxh4 fxe6 39. Ra1 exf5 40. Kxf5 Rxh3 41. Ra8+ Ke7 42. Ra7+ Ke8 43. Ke5 Rxh4 44. Kxd5 Rg6 45. Bxg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2794) – Vitiugov,N (2735) [A11]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (7), 2018-04-07
1. c4 c6 2. g3 d5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. O-O Nbd7 6. Na3 Nb6 7. Qc2 g6 8. Nxc4 Nxc4 9. Qxc4 Bg7 10. d3 O-O 11. Bd2 Nd5 12. Qc1 a5 13. Bh6 Bg4 14. Bxg7 Kxg7 15. Ne5 Be6 16. d4 Nf6 17. Rd1 Qb6 18. e4 Rfd8 19. Qc3 Kg8 20. Rd3 Rd6 21. Rad1 Rad8 22. b3 Qb4 23. Qa1 a4 24. h3 axb3 25. axb3 Nd7 26. Nxd7 R6xd7 27. d5 cxd5 28. exd5 Bf5 29. Re3 Be6 30. Rde1 Bxd5 31. Bxd5 Rxd5 32. Rxe7 Qxe7 33. Rxe7 Rd1+ 34. Qxd1 Rxd1+ 35. Kg2 b6 36. Kf3 Rd3+ 37. Re3 Rd2 38. Re4 Rd3+ 39. Re3 Rd2 40. Re4 Rd3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Caruana,F (2784) [A29]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (7), 2018-04-07
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O e4 7. Ng5 Bxc3 8. bxc3 Re8 9. Qc2 d5 10. cxd5 Qxd5 11. d3 Bf5 12. Bf4 h6 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. Qb2 b6 15. Rfd1 Qc5 16. dxe4 Bxe4 17. Bf1 Re7 18. a4 Rae8 19. Rac1 g5 20. Bd2 Qf5 21. f3 Qc5+ 22. Kh1 Bd5 23. Be1 Bc4 24. e4 Bxf1 25. Bf2 Qc4 26. Rxf1 Qxa4 27. c4 Ne5 28. Bd4 g4 29. fxg4 Qd7 30. Qc3 c5 31. Bxe5 Rxe5 32. Qf3 Rxe4 33. Rcd1 Qe6 34. g5 hxg5 35. Rd5 g4 36. Qc3 Re5  0 – 1 (view game)

Naiditsch,A (2701) – Carlsen,M (2843) [B91]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (7), 2018-04-07
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O Be6 10. Re1 Nbd7 11. Nd2 b5 12. Nf1 Bg4 13. f3 Be6 14. Ne3 Rc8 15. a3 Nb6 16. f4 Re8 17. Kh1 Bf8 18. f5 Bd7 19. Qd3 h6 20. b3 Bc6 21. Bd2 Qc7 22. Rac1 Qb7 23. Ned5 Bxd5 24. exd5 Nbd7 25. Nd1 e4 26. Qd4 Ne5 27. Nf2 Nf3 28. Bxf3 exf3 29. c4 bxc4 30. bxc4 Re5 31. Re3 Rxe3 32. Qxe3 Qb2 33. Nd3 Qxa3 34. Qxf3 Qa2 35. Bc3 Rxc4 36. Ra1 Qb3 37. Bxf6 gxf6 38. Kg2 Rc3 39. Rd1 h5 40. Kh3 Bh6 41. Re1 Rxd3 42. Qxh5 Re3  0 – 1 (view game)

Hou Yifan (2654) – Bluebaum,M (2631) [A13]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (7), 2018-04-07
1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. b3 Be7 5. Bb2 O-O 6. Nc3 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Qc2 Nb4 9. Qb1 b6 10. a3 Nd5 11. Nxd5 exd5 12. d4 Nc6 13. Bb5 Bd7 14. O-O Nxd4 15. Nxd4 cxd4 16. Bxd7 Qxd7 17. Bxd4 Rfc8 18. Rd1 Rc6 19. Qb2 Qf5 20. Qe2 Rc2 21. Qf3 Qxf3 22. gxf3 Bh4 23. e4 dxe4 24. fxe4 Bg5 25. a4 Bd2 26. Rab1 Rac8 27. Rb2 Rxb2 28. Bxb2 Rc2 29. Bd4 f6 30. Kg2 Kf7 31. Kf3 Ke6 32. h3 h5 33. Ke2 Bf4+ 34. Kf3 Bd2 35. Ke2 Bf4+ 36. Kf3 g5 37. Rd3 Bd2 38. Ke2 Bf4+ 39. Kf3 Be5 40. Be3 Rb2 41. a5 bxa5 42. Bxa7 f5 43. exf5+ Kxf5 44. Kg2 g4 45. hxg4+ hxg4 46. Rd5 Rxb3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 7, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 4
2 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2735 4
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 4
4 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 3.5
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 3.5
6 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2631 3
7 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2701 2.5
8 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2776 2
9 Hou, Yifan CHN 2654 2
10 Meier, Georg GER 2648 1.5

Meier, Georg (2648) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2701) [E10]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (6.1), 2018-04-06
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2 b6 9. Rd1 Bb7 10. b3 Nbd7 11. Nc3 Rc8 12. Bf4 c5 13. Nb5 cxd4 14. Nd6 Bxd6 15. Bxd6 Re8 16. Nxd4 Nc5 17. Bxc5 Rxc5 18. Qb2 e5 19. Nb5 Qb8 20. e3 h5 21. Qe2 a6 22. Na3 d4 23. Nc2 Bxg2 24. Kxg2 Ne4 25. Qf1 h4 26. f3 Nc3 27. Rd2 hxg3 28. hxg3 Re6 29. Qf2 Rf6 30. exd4 Ne4 31. Qe3 Nxd2 32. dxc5 Nxf3 33. cxb6 Qb7  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2784) – Hou, Yifan (2654) [C42]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (6.2), 2018-04-06
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nd7 9. O-O-O Nf6 10. h3 c5 11. Bf4 Be6 12. a3 d5 13. Ng5 Bd7 14. g4 Bc6 15. Bg2 Re8 16. Qd3 Bd6 17. Qg3 Bxf4+ 18. Qxf4 h6 19. Nf3 Qb8 20. Qxb8 Raxb8 21. Nd2 Re2 22. Rhf1 b6 23. Rde1 Rbe8 24. Rxe2 Rxe2 25. Kd1 Re6 26. f4 Kf8 27. Re1 Ke7 28. Rxe6+ Kxe6 29. Ke2 g5 30. fxg5 hxg5 31. Nf3 Ne4 32. Ke3 f6 33. Bf1 Nd6 34. Nd2 f5 35. gxf5+ Nxf5+ 36. Kf2 Ke5 37. Nf3+ Kf4 38. Ne1 c4 39. Ng2+ Ke5 40. Be2 Ba4 41. Bd1 Be8 42. Bg4 Bg6 43. Be2 Nd6 44. Ne3 Ne4+ 45. Kf3 Nf6 46. Kf2 Bf7 47. Ng2 Be6 48. h4 Ne4+ 49. Kf3 Bh3 50. hxg5 Nxg5+ 51. Kg3 Bxg2 52. Kxg2 Ne6 53. Kf2 Nc5 54. Bh5 Na4 55. Be8 Nxb2 56. Ke2 a6 57. Kd2 b5 58. Bh5 Na4 59. Bf7 Nc5 60. Kc1 Ne6 61. Kb2 Nf4 62. Be8 Ke4 63. Bc6 Ke3 64. Bb7 a5 65. Kc1 Ne2+ 66. Kb2 Kd2 67. Bxd5 Nxc3 68. Bc6 Nd1+ 69. Kb1 Ne3 70. Be4 c3 71. Bh7 Nc4 72. Ka2 Ne5 73. Be4 Ke3 74. Bh7 Nc6 75. Bg6 Kd2 76. Be4 Nd4 77. Kb1 Kd1 78. Bd5 Nf5 79. Be4 Ne3 80. Bg6 Kd2 81. Bd3 Nc4 82. Ka2 Nb6 83. Kb1 Nc4 84. Ka2 a4 85. Bg6 Kc1 86. Bd3 Nd6 87. Ka1 Nb7 88. Ka2 Nc5 89. Bf5 Na6 90. Bg6 Kd2 91. Bh7 Nb8 92. Bd3 Nc6 93. Bxb5 Nd4 94. Bxa4 Nxc2 95. Kb3 Nd4+ 96. Kc4 Nc2 97. Kb3 Ne3 98. Kb4 c2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2843) – Aronian, Levon (2794) [A18]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (6.3), 2018-04-06
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e5 Ne4 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. d3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 c5 9. d4 c4 10. g3 Be7 11. Bg2 Bd3 12. Ng1 Qa5 13. Bd2 Nc6 14. Ne2 Ba3 15. O-O O-O 16. Re1 Rad8 17. Bg5 Bb2 18. Bxd8 Rxd8 19. Rc1 Bxe2 20. Qxe2 Bxc1 21. Rxc1 Qa3 22. Qe3 b5 23. e6 f6 24. h4 Ne7 25. Rb1 a6 26. Qd2 Qd6 27. a4 bxa4 28. Qa2 a3 29. Rb4 h5 30. Qxa3 Nc6 31. Ra4 Qxa3 32. Rxa3 a5 33. e7 Nxe7 34. Rxa5 Rb8 35. Bxd5+ Nxd5 36. Rxd5 Rb3 37. Rxh5 Rxc3 38. Rc5 Rc1+ 39. Kg2 c3 40. Kf3 c2 41. Kf4 Rd1 42. Rxc2 Rxd4+ 43. Kf5 Kh7 44. f4 Ra4 45. Rc5 Kh6 46. Rd5 Ra6 47. g4 g6+ 48. Ke4 Ra4+ 49. Rd4 Ra5 50. Rd5 Ra4+ 51. Ke3 Ra3+ 52. Rd3 Ra6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vitiugov, Nikita (2735) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [E60]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (6.4), 2018-04-06
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. Qa4 Bg7 6. cxd5 O-O 7. dxc6 Nxc6 8. Nf3 Nd5 9. e3 Nb6 10. Qd1 e5 11. O-O Bg4 12. dxe5 Qxd1 13. Rxd1 Nxe5 14. Nbd2 Rfd8 15. Rf1 Nd3 16. Nb3 Nxc1 17. Raxc1 Bxb2 18. Rc2 Bf6 19. Nfd4 Rac8 20. Rfc1 Rxc2 21. Rxc2 Nd5 22. Rc5 Nb4 23. Bxb7 Nxa2 24. Ra5 Nc3 25. Rxa7 Ne2+ 26. Nxe2 Bxe2 27. Kg2 Bc4 28. Na5 Be6 29. Bf3 Rd2 30. Nc6 Ra2 31. Rc7 Bg5 32. Nb4 Rd2 33. Rc3 Bf6 34. Rc2 Rxc2 35. Nxc2 Kf8 36. Nb4 Bc3 37. Nc6 h6 38. Nd4 Ke7 39. Bb7 Kf6 40. f4 g5 41. Kf3 gxf4 42. gxf4 Bb2 43. Ne2 Ke7 44. Ng3 f5 45. Ne2 Kf6 46. Nd4 Bc4 47. Bc8 Bd3 48. Kf2 Bc3 49. Bb7 Bb2 50. Bg2 Ba6 51. Bf1 Bc8 52. Bh3 Bc3 53. Nb5 Bd2 54. Nd4 Bc3 55. Ne2 Bd2 56. Ng3 Bc1 57. Ne4+ fxe4 58. Bxc8 h5 59. h4 Ba3 60. Bd7 Be7 61. Be8 Kf5 62. Kg3 Bc5 63. Kf2 Be7 64. Bxh5 Bxh4+ 65. Ke2 Bg3 66. Bf3 Bxf4 67. Bxe4+ Kxe4 68. exf4 Kxf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Bluebaum, Matthias (2631) – Anand, Viswanathan (2776) [D30]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (6.5), 2018-04-06
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 dxc4 4. e3 b5 5. a4 b4 6. Bxc4 Nf6 7. a5 a6 8. Nbd2 Bb7 9. O-O c5 10. Nb3 Nbd7 11. dxc5 Nxc5 12. Nxc5 Bxc5 13. Qa4+ Qd7 14. Qxd7+ Nxd7 15. Bd2 Ke7 16. Rac1 Rhc8 17. Nd4 Ne5 18. Be2 Bd6 19. Rfd1 Bd5 20. Rxc8 Rxc8 21. Bxa6 Ra8 22. Bf1 Rxa5 23. Nb5 Bc5 24. Rc1 Ra2 25. Rxc5 Rxb2 26. e4 Rxd2 27. exd5 exd5 28. Rc1 b3 29. Rb1 b2 30. Nc3 Nc4 31. Nxd5+ Rxd5 32. Bxc4 Rc5 33. Re1+ Kf6 34. Bd3 Rd5 35. Bb1 h5 36. g3 g5 37. Kg2 g4 38. Re2 Rb5 39. Re8 Rd5 40. Re2 Rb5 41. h4 Kg7 42. Re7 Rd5 43. Rb7 Rd2 44. Ba2 Kh6 45. Bxf7  1 – 0 (view game)

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 5, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 3.5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 3.5
3 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2735 3.5
4 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 3
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 3
6 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2776 2
7 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2631 2
8 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2701 1.5
9 Hou, Yifan CHN 2654 1.5
10 Meier, Georg GER 2648 1.5

Hou, Yifan (2654) – Vitiugov, Nikita (2735) [C92]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (5.1), 2018-04-05
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Re8 10. d4 Bb7 11. Nbd2 Bf8 12. d5 Nb8 13. Nf1 Nbd7 14. N3h2 c6 15. dxc6 Bxc6 16. Bg5 Qc7 17. Ng3 a5 18. Bxf6 Nxf6 19. Ng4 Nxg4 20. hxg4 a4 21. Bd5 Bxd5 22. Qxd5 a3 23. bxa3 Rxa3 24. Rab1 Qc4 25. Qxb5 Qxb5 26. Rxb5 Rxa2 27. Nf5 Rc2 28. Ne3 Rxc3 29. Ra1 Rcc8 30. Rb7 Rb8 31. Raa7 Rxb7 32. Rxb7 h6 33. Nd5 Ra8 34. Kh2 g6 35. f3 Kg7 36. Nc7 Rc8 37. Nd5 Ra8 38. Nc7 Rc8 39. Nd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Aronian, Levon (2794) [C88]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (5.2), 2018-04-05
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. a5 d6 10. d3 Be6 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. h3 Qb8 13. c3 Qb5 14. c4 Qb7 15. Nbd2 Nd7 16. Nb3 Nd8 17. d4 exd4 18. Nbxd4 c5 19. Nxe6 Nxe6 20. Qd5 Qxd5 21. exd5 Rxf3 22. gxf3 Ne5 23. Rxe5 dxe5 24. dxe6 Rd8 25. Be3 g5 26. Kf1 Kg7 27. Ke2 Kf6 28. Rd1 Rxd1 29. Kxd1 Kxe6 30. Kc2 Kf5 31. Kd3 Bd6 32. b3 Be7 33. Bc1 Bd6 34. Be3 Be7 35. Bc1 Bd6 36. Be3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2776) – Caruana, Fabiano (2784) [B12]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (5.3), 2018-04-05
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nd2 e6 5. Nb3 Nd7 6. Nf3 c5 7. dxc5 a6 8. Be3 Ne7 9. Be2 Be4 10. Ng5 Nxe5 11. Nxe4 dxe4 12. c3 Nf5 13. Bd4 Nc6 14. O-O Be7 15. Bc4 O-O 16. Re1 b5 17. cxb6 Ncxd4 18. b7 Rb8 19. cxd4 a5 20. d5 e5 21. d6 Nxd6 22. Bd5 Nxb7 23. Rxe4 Bf6 24. Rc1 Qd7 25. Bc6 Qxd1+ 26. Rxd1 Rfc8 27. Bxb7 Rxb7 28. Ra4 h6 29. Rxa5 Rc2 30. Rb1 e4 31. Ra4 Re7 32. Re1 Rxb2 33. Kf1 Rc7 34. Raxe4 Rxa2 35. R4e2 Rxe2 36. Rxe2 Re7 37. Rxe7 Bxe7 38. Nc1 h5 39. h3 g6 40. g4 hxg4 41. hxg4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Meier, Georg (2648) – Carlsen, Magnus (2843) [E10]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (5.4), 2018-04-05
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qc2 c6 9. Bf4 Ne4 10. h4 Ndf6 11. Nbd2 Nxd2 12. Nxd2 Nh5 13. Be3 f5 14. Bf3 Qe8 15. Bg5 Nf6 16. e3 b6 17. Rac1 Ba6 18. a3 Ne4 19. Bxe7 Qxe7 20. Be2 Bb7 21. b4 Rac8 22. c5 e5 23. dxe5 Qxe5 24. Nxe4 fxe4 25. Qc3 Qf5 26. a4 g5 27. hxg5 Qxg5 28. Kg2 Rc7 29. Rh1 Rg7 30. Rcg1 Qf5 31. Rf1 Ba6 32. b5 cxb5 33. Rh5 Qf7 34. Qe5 Bb7 35. cxb6 bxa4 36. bxa7 Ba8 37. Rg5 Qxa7 38. Bg4 Kh8 39. Ra1 Qe7 40. Qxg7+ Qxg7 41. Rxg7 Kxg7 42. Rxa4 Bc6 43. Rb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Naiditsch, Arkadij (2701) – Bluebaum, Matthias (2631) [A13]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (5.5), 2018-04-05
1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. b3 Be7 5. Bb2 O-O 6. Nc3 dxc4 7. bxc4 c5 8. Rg1 Nc6 9. g4 e5 10. g5 Ne8 11. Qb1 f5 12. gxf6 Nxf6 13. Be2 Kh8 14. Ng5 h6 15. Nf3 Ne8 16. Nd5 Bf5 17. d3 Bd6 18. Bc3 Rb8 19. Qb2 Bxd3 20. Bxd3 Rxf3 21. Qe2 Rf8 22. Qh5 Ne7 23. Rxg7 Kxg7 24. O-O-O Rf7 25. Rg1+ Kf8 26. Qxh6+ Rg7 27. Rxg7 Nxg7 28. Qf6+ Kg8 29. Bxe5 Nef5 30. Bxf5 Qxf6 31. Nxf6+ Kf7 32. Bxd6 Rd8 33. Bc7 Rh8 34. Be4 Kxf6 35. Bxb7 Nf5 36. Bf4 Rg8 37. a4 Rg1+ 38. Kd2 Rb1 39. Bc6 Rb2+ 40. Ke1 Rb4 41. a5 Rxc4 42. a6 Rb4 43. Bb7 Ke6 44. Bc8+ Kf6 45. Kd2 Rb2+ 46. Kd3 Rxf2 47. Ke4 Ra2 48. Be5+ Kg5 49. Bb8 Ra4+ 50. Ke5 c4 51. Bxf5 Ra5+ 52. Kd4 Kxf5 53. Bxa7 Rxa6 54. Bc5 Ra4 55. e4+ Ke6 56. Kc3 Ke5 57. Bb4 Ra2 58. Kxc4 Rxh2 59. Kd3 Rh3+ 60. Ke2 Kxe4 61. Kf2 Rb3 62. Bd6 Rb2+ 63. Kg3 Rc2 64. Bb8 Rc3+ 65. Kg2 Rb3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 4, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 3
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 3
3 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2735 3
4 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 2.5
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 2.5
6 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2776 1.5
7 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2631 1.5
8 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2701 1
9 Hou, Yifan CHN 2654 1
10 Meier, Georg GER 2648 1

Vitiugov,N (2735) – Anand,V (2776) [C02]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (4), 2018-04-04
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. Nf3 Bxc5 6. Bd3 Ne7 7. O-O Ng6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nbd2 Nc6 10. b4 Bb6 11. Bb2 Nf4 12. Nb3 a5 13. Qd2 Nxd3 14. cxd3 d4 15. bxa5 Bxa5 16. Nxa5 Rxa5 17. Nxd4 Nxe5 18. Rfe1 Rd5 19. Rxe5 Rxe5 20. Nc6 bxc6 21. Bxe5 f6 22. Bc3 c5 23. d4 cxd4 24. Qxd4 Qxd4 25. Bxd4 Rd8 26. Bb6 Rd6 27. Bc5 Rd5 28. Be3 Bd7 29. h3 Ba4 30. Rc1 Rd1+ 31. Rxd1 Bxd1 32. f3 e5 33. h4 h5 34. Kf2 Kf7 35. Ke1 Ba4 36. Kf2 Bd1 37. Ke1 Ba4 38. Kf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2784) – Naiditsch,A (2701) [C65]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (4), 2018-04-04
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. O-O Bd7 6. Re1 Be7 7. c3 O-O 8. h3 Re8 9. a4 Bf8 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bh4 g5 12. Bg3 Ne7 13. Bxd7 Qxd7 14. Nbd2 Ng6 15. Nc4 Rad8 16. Ne3 d5 17. exd5 Bg7 18. d4 exd4 19. cxd4 Nxd5 20. Nxd5 Rxe1+ 21. Qxe1 Qxd5 22. Bxc7 Rc8 23. Rc1 Bxd4 24. Qd2 Qd7 25. Nxd4 Rxc7 26. Rxc7 Qxc7 27. Nf5 Kh7 28. g3 Ne5 29. Qe3 Nc4 30. Qc3 Qe5 31. Qd3 Nxb2 32. Qc2 Qe1+ 33. Kg2 Qd1 34. Qe4 Qxa4 35. Qxb7 Qa2 36. Ne3 Kg7 37. Qb4 Qb1 38. g4 Kg8 39. Nf5 Qc2 40. Qb8+ Kh7 41. Qb7 Kh8 42. Qe7  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen,M (2843) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [A04]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (4), 2018-04-04
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 e4 6. d5 exf3 7. dxc6 fxg2 8. cxd7+ Bxd7 9. Bxg2 g6 10. b3 Bg7 11. Qd6 Qb6 12. Qxb6 axb6 13. Bb2 Bc6 14. O-O Ke7 15. Nd5+ Bxd5 16. cxd5 Rhg8 17. d6+ Kxd6 18. Rad1+ Ke7 19. Be5 Rgd8 20. Bxb7 Rxd1 21. Rxd1 Rd8 22. Rxd8 Kxd8 23. Kf1 Ne8 24. Bg3 Kd7 25. a4 f5 26. f3 Ke6 27. Bc8+ Kd5 28. Bb7+ Ke6 29. Bc6 Nd6 30. Bf2 Be5 31. h4 f4 32. exf4 Bxf4 33. a5 bxa5 34. Bxc5 Nf5 35. Bb6 Bd2 36. Bd8 Nd4 37. Ba4 Kd6 38. Kg2 Ne6 39. Bb6 Nc5 40. Bxc5+ Kxc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2794) – Hou Yifan (2654) [A14]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (4), 2018-04-04
1. c4 e6 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. d4 dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 c5 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Qxc4 b6 11. Ne5 Ra7 12. Nd3 Be7 13. Bf4 Bb7 14. Bxb7 Rxb7 15. Rc1 Nd5 16. Bxb8 b5 17. axb5 axb5 18. Qb3 Qxb8 19. Nd2 Rc8 20. Nf3 g6 21. Nd4 Rxc1+ 22. Rxc1 Bf6 23. Nc6 Qa8 24. Ncb4 Nxb4 25. Qxb4 Kg7 26. Qe4 Qa7 27. Qc6 Rb6 28. Qc5 Be7 29. Qe3 Qb7 30. Ne5 Ra6 31. h3 Bf6 32. Kh2 h5 33. Nd3 Ra8 34. Qc5 Ra4 35. b3 Ra2 36. Rc2 Ra1 37. Rc1 Ra2 38. Rc2 Ra1 39. Rc1 Ra2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Bluebaum,M (2631) – Meier,Geo (2648) [E00]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (4), 2018-04-04
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Qxd2 d5 6. Bg2 c6 7. Nf3 Nbd7 8. O-O b6 9. Ne5 Bb7 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Rac1 Qe7 12. Nxd7 Qxd7 13. b3 Ba6 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. Qb2 Qe7 16. Rc2 Rac8 17. Rfc1 h6 18. Nb1 Rfd8 19. Rxc8 Rxc8 20. Rxc8+ Bxc8 21. Bf1 Ba6 22. e3 Bxf1 23. Kxf1 Ne4 24. Nd2 Nd6 25. Qc2 Qd7 26. a4 f6 27. Nf3 Kf7 28. Kg2 Qc8 29. Qxc8 Nxc8 30. Nd2 Ne7 31. Kf3 Nc6 32. Ke2 e5 33. dxe5 fxe5 34. e4 Ke6 35. Kd3 g5 36. exd5+ Kxd5 37. Nc4 h5 38. Ne3+ Ke6 39. Ke4 Nd4 40. b4 g4 41. Nd5 Nf3 42. Nc7+ Kd7 43. Nd5 Ke6 44. Nc7+ Kd7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 2, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 2.5
2 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2735 2.5
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 2
4 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 2
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 2
6 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2701 1
7 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2631 1
8 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2776 1
9 Meier, Georg GER 2648 0.5
10 Hou, Yifan CHN 2654 0.5

Bluebaum, Matthias (2631) – Carlsen, Magnus (2843) [E92]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (3.1), 2018-04-02
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. Be3 exd4 8. Nxd4 Re8 9. f3 c6 10. Bf2 d5 11. exd5 cxd5 12. O-O Nc6 13. c5 a6 14. Qd2 Qa5 15. Rfe1 Qxc5 16. Ne6 Qa5 17. Nxg7 Kxg7 18. a3 d4 19. Bxd4 Nxd4 20. Qxd4 Rd8 21. Qe3 Bd7 22. Rad1 Be6 23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Rd1 Rxd1+ 25. Bxd1 Qd8 26. Be2 Qd6 27. f4 Bd7 28. Bf3 Bc6 29. Bxc6 Ng4 30. Qg3 Qc5+ 31. Kf1 Ne3+ 32. Ke2 Nf5 33. Qf2 Qxc6 34. g4 Qc4+ 35. Kd2 Nd4 36. Qe3 Nc6 37. Ne2 h5 38. h3 hxg4 39. hxg4 g5 40. fxg5 Qxg4 41. Qc3+ Kg8 42. Qf6 Qg2 43. Ke3 Qh3+ 44. Kd2 Qd7+ 45. Kc2 Ne7 46. Nc3 Ng6 47. b4 Nf8 48. Qe5 Qe6 49. Qxe6 Nxe6 50. Ne4 Kg7 51. a4 b6 52. Kc3 Kg6 53. Kc4 Nxg5 54. Nd6 f5 55. Nxf5 Kxf5 56. Kd5 Nf3 57. Kc6 b5 58. axb5 Nd4+ 59. Kc5 Nxb5 60. Kb6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Hou, Yifan (2654) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A04]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (3.2), 2018-04-02
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. g3 g6 4. b3 Bg7 5. Bb2 b6 6. Bg2 Bb7 7. O-O O-O 8. d4 cxd4 9. Qxd4 Nc6 10. Qc3 Qc7 11. Rd1 Rad8 12. Na3 a6 13. Rac1 Rfe8 14. Qe1 Qb8 15. Nc2 b5 16. c5 d5 17. cxd6 Rxd6 18. Rxd6 Qxd6 19. Nfd4 Nd5 20. Ba3 Qd7 21. Nxc6 Bxc6 22. e4 Nc7 23. Nb4 Bb7 24. Rd1 Qc8 25. Qe3 a5 26. Nd3 b4 27. Bb2 Bxb2 28. Nxb2 Nb5 29. Nc4 Nc3 30. Rd2 Rd8 31. Nxa5 Rxd2 32. Qxd2 Ba6 33. Bf1 Bxf1 34. Kxf1 Qa8 35. Nc4 Qxe4 36. Kg1 Ne2+ 37. Kf1 Nd4 38. f3 Qxf3+ 39. Qf2 Qh1+ 40. Qg1 Qe4 41. Qf2 f6 42. Ne3 Kf7 43. h4 Qh1+ 44. Qg1 Qxg1+ 45. Kxg1 Ne2+ 46. Kf2 Nc3  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2776) – Aronian, Levon (2794) [C65]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (3.3), 2018-04-02
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Bg5 Be7 8. Re1 d6 9. d4 Bd7 10. d5 Nb8 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. a4 Be7 13. Na3 Rf8 14. Bxd7 Nxd7 15. Nc4 Kh8 16. b4 g6 17. a5 a6 18. Ncd2 f5 19. h3 Bg5 20. c4 Bh6 21. Nb1 fxe4 22. Rxe4 Nf6 23. Re1 Qd7 24. Nc3 Rf7 25. Ne4 Nxe4 26. Rxe4 Raf8 27. Ra3 Rf4 28. Rae3 R4f6 29. Rc3 Rf4 30. Rce3 R4f6 31. Rc3 Rf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Naiditsch, Arkadij (2701) – Vitiugov, Nikita (2735) [C77]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (3.4), 2018-04-02
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 Bc5 6. c3 d6 7. Bg5 Ba7 8. Nbd2 h6 9. Bh4 Bd7 10. Nf1 g5 11. Bg3 Ne7 12. Ne3 Ng6 13. Nf5 Ne7 14. Ne3 Ng6 15. Bb3 Qe7 16. Qc2 O-O-O 17. O-O-O Nf4 18. Rhe1 N4h5 19. Nd2 Nxg3 20. hxg3 Ng4 21. Ndf1 Nxe3 22. Nxe3 Bxe3+ 23. Rxe3 h5 24. d4 h4 25. Ba4 Bxa4 26. Qxa4 hxg3 27. Rxg3 Rh4 28. Re3 Rdh8 29. dxe5 Qxe5 30. Qd4 Qxd4 31. cxd4 Rf4 32. Rd2 Rh1+ 33. Kc2 Rf1 34. Ree2 Kd7 35. Kd3 c6 36. Ke3 d5 37. exd5 cxd5 38. f3 Rf6 39. Kd3 Re6 40. Rc2 Rd1+ 41. Red2 Ree1 42. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 43. Rd2 Re1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Meier, Georg (2648) – Caruana, Fabiano (2784) [C69]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (3.5), 2018-04-02
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Qf6 6. d4 exd4 7. Bg5 Qd6 8. Nxd4 Be7 9. Be3 Nh6 10. Qd2 g5 11. Nf3 Rg8 12. h4 Qg6 13. hxg5 Ng4 14. Nc3 h6 15. Bf4 Be6 16. Bxc7 Rc8 17. Bb6 hxg5 18. Ne2 c5 19. Ng3 Rh8 20. Rfd1 Qh6 21. b4 cxb4 22. Bd4 f6 23. c3 bxc3 24. Bxc3 Kf7 25. Rac1 Rc4 26. Bd4 b5 27. Qa5 Nh2 28. Qxa6 Nxf3+ 29. gxf3 g4 30. f4 Qxf4 31. Rxc4 bxc4 32. Be3 Qf3 33. Rd6 Rh3 34. Rxe6 Rxg3+ 35. fxg3 Qxe3+ 36. Kh2 Qf2+ 37. Kh1 Qf1+  0 – 1 (view game)

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 1, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2735 2
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 1.5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 1.5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 1.5
5 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 1
6 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2701 0.5
7 Meier, Georg GER 2648 0.5
8 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2631 0.5
9 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2776 0.5
10 Hou, Yifan CHN 2654 0.5

Carlsen, Magnus (2843) – Hou, Yifan (2654) [C24]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe GER (2.1), 2018-04-01
1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 c6 4. Qe2 Be7 5. Nf3 d6 6. c3 Nbd7 7. Bb3 O-O 8. O-O a5 9. d4 a4 10. Bc2 Re8 11. Re1 Bf8 12. Qd1 b5 13. Nbd2 Qc7 14. Nf1 g6 15. Bg5 h6 16. Bd2 Bg7 17. Ng3 Nb6 18. b3 axb3 19. axb3 Rxa1 20. Qxa1 Bg4 21. Qc1 Bxf3 22. gxf3 h5 23. Bh6 Qe7 24. Bxg7 Kxg7 25. Qg5 Kh7 26. f4 Nfd7 27. Qxe7 Rxe7 28. fxe5 dxe5 29. Rd1 Re8 30. dxe5 Nxe5 31. f4 Ng4 32. Rd6 Re6 33. Rd8 Kg7 34. Nf1 Rf6 35. h3 Nh6 36. f5 gxf5 37. Ng3 Rg6 38. Kf2 fxe4 39. Nxh5+ Kh7 40. Bxe4 f5 41. Bg2 Nf7 42. Rf8 Ne5 43. Nf4 Rd6 44. Rxf5 Nbd7 45. Ke2 Kg7 46. h4 Nf7 47. Be4 Nde5 48. Nh5+ Kh6 49. Ng3 Re6 50. Ke3 Kg7 51. Rf1 Kf8 52. Nf5 Ng4+ 53. Kf4 Nf6 54. Bf3 Nd5+ 55. Bxd5 cxd5 56. Ra1 Kg8 57. Ra8+ Kh7 58. Ra7 Rf6 59. h5 Kg8 60. Rd7 b4 61. cxb4  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Anand, Viswanathan (2776) [B48]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe GER (2.2), 2018-04-01
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qf3 Nf6 8. O-O-O Ne5 9. Qg3 b5 10. a3 Bb7 11. Bxb5 Rc8 12. Ba4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 Bxe4 14. Bf4 Qc4 15. Bxe5 Qxa4 16. Rd2 f6 17. Bd6 Kf7 18. Re1 Bg6 19. Bxf8 Rhxf8 20. Qd6 Kg8 21. f4 Rfe8 22. Re3 Qc4 23. b3 Qc7 24. Qxc7 Rxc7 25. Kb2 Rb8 26. g4 Bf7 27. a4 Rc5 28. Ne2 Rc7 29. Rd6 Ra7 30. Red3 Be8 31. f5 exf5 32. gxf5 Rc8 33. Nc3 Rc5 34. R3d5 Rc6 35. Ne4 Kf7 36. Rd3 Rac7 37. c4 g6 38. fxg6+  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2784) – Bluebaum, Matthias (2631) [C11]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe GER (2.3), 2018-04-01
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 a6 9. Bd3 b5 10. Qf2 Nc6 11. dxc5 Qa5 12. O-O b4 13. Ne2 Nxc5 14. Nfd4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Qc7 16. Nb3 Nxb3 17. axb3 a5 18. Bb6 Qc6 19. Bd4 Bd8 20. g4 Ba6 21. f5 Bxd3 22. cxd3 f6 23. Rac1 Qd7 24. fxe6 Qxe6 25. Qf5 Qxf5 26. Rxf5 fxe5 27. Rxf8+ Kxf8 28. Bxe5 Kf7 29. Kf2 Ra6 30. Kf3 Bf6 31. Rc7+ Kg6 32. d4 Re6 33. Kf4 Bg5+ 34. Kf3 Bf6 35. Kf4 Bg5+ 36. Kf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2794) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2701) [E70]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe GER (2.4), 2018-04-01
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 d6 4. d4 Bg7 5. Nge2 O-O 6. Ng3 e5 7. d5 a5 8. Be2 Na6 9. h4 h5 10. Bg5 Qe8 11. Qd2 Kh7 12. f3 Ng8 13. Nb5 b6 14. a3 Bd7 15. b4 f6 16. Be3 f5 17. exf5 gxf5 18. Bg5 e4 19. Rb1 exf3 20. gxf3 axb4 21. axb4 Bxb5 22. cxb5 Nb8 23. O-O Nd7 24. Rbc1 Ra7 25. Bd3 Qe5 26. Nxh5 Qxd5 27. Nf4 Qb3 28. Bc4 Qb2 29. Rc2 Qd4+ 30. Qxd4 Bxd4+ 31. Kg2 Be5 32. Ne6 Rc8 33. Nd8 d5 34. Nc6 Ra3 35. Bxd5  1 – 0 (view game)

Vitiugov, Nikita (2735) – Meier, Georg (2648) [C02]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe GER (2.5), 2018-04-01
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. a3 Nh6 7. b4 cxd4 8. b5 Na5 9. Bxh6 gxh6 10. cxd4 Bd7 11. Nbd2 Rc8 12. a4 Qc7 13. Bd3 Qc3 14. Ke2 Be7 15. Rc1 Qxc1 16. Qxc1 Rxc1 17. Rxc1 Bd8 18. Nf1 Bb6 19. Rc3 Ke7 20. Ng3 a6 21. Ke3 axb5 22. axb5 Nc4+ 23. Bxc4 Rc8 24. Nd2 Ba5 25. Rc2 dxc4 26. Nge4 c3 27. Nb1 Rg8 28. Nbxc3 Rxg2 29. Nd6 Rxh2 30. Nxb7 Bb6 31. Nc5 h5 32. Nxd7 Kxd7 33. Ne4 h4 34. Rc6 Bd8 35. Nc5+ Ke8 36. b6 Rh1 37. b7 h3 38. b8=Q h2 39. Rc8  1 – 0 (view game)

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